might be surprised if I tell you that the best home gym for the
money for bodybuilding is only free weights and a bench but it's
true. The truth is you can perform an amazing number of exercises
with just free weights and a bench giving you a total body workout.
And it's less expensive as compared to owning a home gym machine
been a long-term adherent of bodyweight exercises like push-ups,
pull-ups, dips and so on and still use them to this day but with
time I wanted to advance my training. Free weights was my ultimate
answer. With just free weights and a bench at home, this is my
personal home gym. It's really an affordable home gym and there
is really no need for you to join a gym because that's all you'll
need to build muscle. There is really no need to use fancy gym
machines to build muscle, that's just a myth. You can still achieve
big results just by sticking with the basics ie free weights.
In fact this is the foundation of your training regimen.
is a list of exercises you can perform with just free weights
and an adjustable bench.
exercises will need an adjustable bench.
chest - Incline Dumbbell Press
Middle and lower chest - Flat Dumbbell Press
Outer chest - Flat Dumbbell Flyes
- Alternate Dumbbell Curls, Hammer Curls
- Lying Triceps Extension also known as Skull Crushers using two
dumbbells at the same time(requires bench to lay down), Overhead
Press(one arm or two arms, can also use two arms for a single
- One Arm Dumbbell Row, Two Arm Bent-Over Dumbbell Rows, Dumbbell
& Traps - Dumbbell Press, Lateral Raise, Front Raise,
Bent-Over Raise, Shrugs, Dumbbell Upright Rows
- Dumbbell Squats
- Dumbbell Calf Raises
weight training is done progressively, you'll need a rack of different
set of weights or additional plates and this can take quite some
space or a hassle to change the plates notably on drop sets. Fortunately
there is a solution to this issue. Nowadays we have sophisticated
adjustable dumbbells and with easy-to-use selection dials, you
can adjust the poundage fast according to your requirements. Bowflex
makes these affordable and cutting-edge technology dumbbells notably
the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells which can be adjusted from
5-52.5 pounds. With just a turn of a dial, you can add or remove
weights in increments of 2.5 pounds and more. If you have to own
a set of dumbbells equivalent to the SelectTech 552, this requires
15 sets of dumbbells meaning 30 dumbbells, so you'll definitely
save a lot on space. With time, if you need to go heavy on exercises
like bent-over rows, squats and deadlifts, you have up to 52.5
pounds(23.91 kgs) per dumbbell, so 2 dumbbells give a maximum
of 105 pounds(47.83 kgs) which is quite heavy for the average
that said, if you want to add a home gym machine in your house
provided you have the adequate space, it's also a good idea as
you can vary your workouts. You might want to perform some lat
pull downs, some leg extensions and some chest presses. It's always
a great feeling to use a machine as well although it's not a must
to build muscle.
If you're looking for the best home gym for the money, which is
affordable, robust, reliable, durable and above all value for
money, I have to go for Powerline BSG10X Home Gym, Short Assembly,
160-Pound Weight Stack hands down. It's really a high-quality,
sturdy and compact home gym, so if you have limited amount of
space, it should not be a problem.
What I really like about this home gym is I have 3 primary exercises
which I enjoy doing like chest press, lat pull down and leg extension
and these work several muscle groups. But this workout station
allows the user to perform over 40 exercises. For me, Powerline
BSG10X is the perfect little home gym which provides challenging
muscle-building workouts in a restricted amount of space but also
several benefits too.
(1) Say goodbye to expensive ongoing gym memberships and just
invest only once in your own personal home gym. All that money
spent on gym memberships could have been invested in BSG10X already.
(2) Never miss a workout. Stay at home and train when it's rainy
(3) Save on gas if your gym is far away.
(4) If you like to train alone, owning a home gym is really convenient.
(5) Exercise whenever you want and whatever time you want without
worrying about your nearby gym closing days and opening/closing
(6) No more queuing up for your favorite equipment at the gym.
Your personal home gym is available for you 24/24.
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